How can I make a custom field whose value (an integer) is calculated from how the other fields were answered?

I am trying to make a special priority field that would automatically generate a numerical value based on how other fields in a screen are answered.

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You will need to find or write a post-function or listener if you want to calculate and store a value for edit later. Your other option is a "derived" field which doesn't store a value and can't be edited, but will show the calculated value.

The easiest way to do this is generally to use the "script runner" plugin, as that means you can insert your code without having to write your own plugin.

Use the script runner to create a scripted field that displays the calculated values. Some examples are here: https://jamieechlin.atlassian.net/wiki/display/GRV/Scripted+Fields

Thanks Nic and Thomas, I will install the script runner plugin and try it out. Thanks for the quick response.

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